Saturday, 24 January 2015

French & Indian War Officers Pt II - Front Rank & Perry

Some more FIW 28mm miniatures that I recently finished painting. I painted these to my "Officer" standard, lots of extra washes, highlights etc. All figures are from Front Rank apart from the mounted French Officer who I believe is a Perry sculpt.
Quite pleased with how the photos turned out - taken out on the veranda using macro and timer on my little Olympus compact. I still fancy a more professional photo set up I can use indoors and get reliable results.

L to R - British Light Infantry Officer; Foot Officer (Buff Facings); Rogers Rangers Officer.

Another Rogers Rangers Officer with a different paint scheme.

Foot Officer (Yellow Facings) & Gorham's Rangers Officer.

French Canadian Militia Officer & two French Foot Officers.

Mounted French Officer.

I have recently been inspired by watching some videos online by miniature painter James Wappel, and have put in an order for some filbert brushes from Rosemary and Co. I'm hoping that they will help me with blocking in, pre-shading and blending. Check out some of his stuff online if you get a chance.

All the Best,


  1. Great job, love the mounted French officer...

    1. Cheers Phil. Not sure if the sculpt is strictly for the period, looks like he belongs slightly later?

  2. Excellent paintwork on these guys! Stunning!

  3. Outstanding! I especially like the last shot - "Now where did they say to meet them...?"

    1. Hehe, thanks Nick :-)
      Who knows what he's reading, could be a shopping list from his wife? ;-)

  4. They look great John.
    FIW is such a great period—one of my favourite 'eras other than Napoleonics'!

    1. Thanks James. Yes, the whole Seven Years War is very interesting with some great colonial flavour in the FIW.

  5. Inspiring stuff John. I'm doing my own FIW figures now - the best part about yours is that they are in Tassie and not in Sydney so I wont be shamed by having them side by side on the table :-)


    PS Found your blog via Mad Tin Hatter - I was chatting with James this morning on Google and he mentioned you. Glad he did - lovely stuff here!


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